Rivierdieven

Rivierdieven Michael Crummey Arthur de Smet
  • Title: Rivierdieven
  • Author: Michael Crummey Arthur de Smet
  • ISBN: 9789044502992
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rivierdieven Michael Crummey Arthur de Smet Rivierdieven In arriveert marineofficier David Buchan in Newfoundland Hij heeft orders gekregen om contact te leggen met de Beothukindianen de oorspronkelijke inwoners van het land Hij stuit op veel tegensta
    In 1810 arriveert marineofficier David Buchan in Newfoundland Hij heeft orders gekregen om contact te leggen met de Beothukindianen, de oorspronkelijke inwoners van het land Hij stuit op veel tegenstand, vooral van de invloedrijke patriarch John Peyton senior, die bekendstaat als een indianendoder Buchans bondgenoot is John Peyton junior, die een onevenwichtige relatieIn 1810 arriveert marineofficier David Buchan in Newfoundland Hij heeft orders gekregen om contact te leggen met de Beothukindianen, de oorspronkelijke inwoners van het land Hij stuit op veel tegenstand, vooral van de invloedrijke patriarch John Peyton senior, die bekendstaat als een indianendoder Buchans bondgenoot is John Peyton junior, die een onevenwichtige relatie heeft met zijn vader en wars is van al het geweld tegen de indianen.Buchans poging mislukt jammerlijk Wanneer jaren later bij een strafexpeditie een indiaanse vrouw wordt ontvoerd en haar man om het leven komt, probeert hij te achterhalen wat er is gebeurd Hij ontrafelt daarbij de familiegeheimen van de Peytons, maar hun tragedie blijkt een voorafschaduwing van een nog veel grotere tragedie de uitroeiing van een heel volk.
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    About Michael Crummey Arthur de Smet


    1. Born in Buchans, Newfoundland, Crummey grew up there and in Wabush, Labrador, where he moved with his family in the late 1970s He went to university with no idea what to do with his life and, to make matters worse, started writing poems in his first year Just before graduating with a BA in English he won the Gregory Power Poetry Award First prize was three hundred dollars big bucks back in 1987 and it gave him the mistaken impression there was money to be made in poetry He published a slender collection of poems called Arguments with Gravity in 1996, followed two years later by Hard Light 1998 also saw the publication of a collection of short stories, Flesh and Blood, and Crummey s nomination for the Journey Prize.Crummey s debut novel, River Thieves 2001 was a Canadian bestseller, winning the Thomas Head Raddall Award and the Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing It was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the IMPAC Award His second novel, The Wreckage 2005 , was nominated for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and longlisted for the 2007 IMPAC Award.Galore was published in Canada in 2009 A national bestseller, it was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book Canada Caribbean , the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General s Award for fiction He lives in St John s, Newfoundland with his wife and three step kids.


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    1. Michael Crummey draws a very rich portrayal of a little known struggle in history between the early settlers in newfoundland and the Beothuk Indians who were driven to extinction by being cut off from their resources and way of life The characters are portrays as multilayered flawed individuals faced with difficult choices to make in order to survive in a harsh landscape The story moves back and forth in time to reveal and details on a pivotal event which has a profound effect on all involved [...]

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    2. In the early 1800s the territory that will become Newfoundland is still populated by Beothuk, Micmac, and various Europeans engaged in hunting, trapping and fishing The British governor hopes to establish cordial relations with the Beothuk, also called Red Indians for the red ochre they used to paint their bodies Responding to his call to bring back a Beothuk who will learn English and serve as an intermediary, John Peyton and a band of men find a camp and capture a Beothuk woman, setting in mot [...]

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    3. Fabulous story about a vanishing or already vanished breed of Indians in Newfoundland The characters are strong and memorable, the terrain rough and unforgiving a great place to situate a story.

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    4. Review coming soon.

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    5. Od dawna chcia am si gn po Crummeya A wreszcie zdoby am ebooka dzi ki pakietowi BigBook festival na Bookrage I to jest to Mam kolejnego autora do dodania do ulubionych Pozornie wszystko nie dla mnie Historia dziej ca sie na Nowej Funlandii ponad 200 lat temu M skie klimaty, polowania, brutalne opisy polowa na zwierz ta i ludzi Fabu a rozwijaj ca sie powoli, niewiele zwrot w akcji, a nie mog am sie oderwa gdy juz zanurzy am sie w klimacie Historie kolejnych postaci przedstawiane bez chronologii, [...]

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    6. In the eyes of the British Crown at the time, the island of Newfoundland wasn t considered a proper colony, but a sort of floating fishing station and training ground for naval recruits, a country that existed only during the summer months Most of the planters and fishermen returned to England for the winter, as did the governor himself.River Thieves is a fictional imagining of a real historic time that author Michael Crummey populated with real people those on the side whose stories have surviv [...]

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    7. Michael Crummey hails from Nova Scotia, where the book is set, so its no wonder he can describe in such intimate detail the little rivers and creeks, necks and beaches, hills, and valleys I found myself totally immersed in the world that was St John in the early 1800s, the lives of the trappers and the interference of the English Crummey brought the time period to life in ways I could never get from a history book He also takes a very daring approach to historical fiction in his depictin of the [...]

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    8. I reread this novel for a presentation I have volunteered to do at the library Honestly, I rarely reread books any since I have so many new ones I want to get through, but I am very glad I picked up River Thieves again It is very good.I love Crummey s narrative technique in this book He outlines the key event of the plot the capture of a Beothuk woman at the very beginning, and then he returns to this moment many times as the story develops Each time, we learn details It is as if Crummey has dr [...]

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    9. I LOVED Michael Crummy s second novel, The Wreckage I had River Thieves for months before starting it, for fear of being disappointed I wasn t ready until Galore was published As it turns out, I was disappointed, which is not to say River Thieves is not a very good book It s just very different from The Wreckage It is Michael Crummy s first novel What disappointed me was that I had to really work to get into the book, unlike the Wreckage which had me hooked right from the beginning That said, it [...]

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    11. Gerry B s Book Reviews gerrycan.wordpressMy bio reads in part Canada has a rich and colourful history that for the most part is waiting to be discovered, and River Thieves by Michael Crummey Anchor Canada, 2009 is a case on point.The Beothuk pronounced beo thuk people of Newfoundland, a.k.a The Red Indians because of the red ochre they smeared on their bodies, are truly one of the most fascinating and mysterious aspects of it They are referred to as a population isolate because they developed th [...]

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    12. I never in a million years would have picked up this book if it hadn t been for my book club And that s a sad thing to realise after finishing a very satisfying read It turns out that Michael Crummey is a respected poet and prose writer in Canada, winning many awards with River Thieves as well as with his poetry collections I can see why.Set in the early part of the 1800s in Newfoundland where Crummey is from , River Thieves is a sombre historical novel that charts the conflicts and misunderstan [...]

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    13. I loved how Crummey told this story, moving around in time to weave a plot with surprises In the process, several characters became nuanced, and my assumptions disproved He also told the story with continual reminders to the senses of this Newfoundland world the cold, the ice, the mud, the flickering candles at night, the annoyance of flies in the summer, the smell of the chamber pot I feel very lucky to have read this book Shortly after finishing his newer book Galore, I realized I had purchas [...]

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    14. Michael Crummey is becoming one of my favorite authors You cannot skip willy nilly through the pages of his books Every paragraph will grab you and make you want to keep turning pages.The story surrounds a group of European settlers in the early 19th century the Peytons The reader following their family, their housekeeper, Cassie, who carries her own personal tragedy and the men who manage fishing and trapping concerns on the shore of Newfoundland It s a brutal, physically punishing life filled [...]

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    15. I m bound and determined to read all of Michael Crummey s books This didn t disappoint The Beothuk, or Red Indians, meet European settlers in Newfoundland There is much misunderstandings, violence, and the cruelty of both peoples Fishing and hunting rights are still in contention to this day The depiction of the Newfoundland landscape and people are captured by Crummey, a native Newfoundlander brilliantly.

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    16. I have a tendency to absorb books quickly I frequently will start and finish a book in a day Not so with Crummey I sip his writing like a robust and soothing red Phenomenal.

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    17. Michael Crummey sets River Thieves during 1819 and 1820 in the Newfoundland interior Crummey explores macroscopic themes of racism, genocide, classism, and wilderness survival by focusing microscopically on a three person household of an elderly father, his mid 20s son, and their housekeeper Crummey writes with moral nuance about the actions and motives of each of his three main characters, as well as the young Scottish naval captain and the captive Beothuk young woman brought into the household [...]

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    18. I had read about the Beothuk in Will Ferguson s Canadian History for Dummies where he describes the killing of the natives in Newfoundland by the settlers there as a genocide This book allows you to experience this dark history The Beothuk themselves are mainly on the periphery Even when they are killed, the reader doesn t feel much for them because the author never really explores their perspective They are represented as burial ground relics, or as a few tribesman who act inexplicably Was this [...]

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    19. If I had tried to read this book 20 years ago I would have never got through it It s a slow mover, but I seem to have a lot patience with this style I even enjoy itThe story simply follows the life of settlers in the early 1800 s on the shores of Newfoundland and their first contacts with Native people There isn t a whole lot of story to it in the traditional style More about the characters and their back stories I found this a little hard to follow at times because you d be reading about a cer [...]

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    20. I like Crummey s writing, and very much enjoyed Galore, but found this story and experience difficult We know at the beginning that the Beothuks are annihilated, and the nastiness of everyone s experience seems unrelenting Good points are the well researched history and apparently accurate and detailed descriptions of how people hunted, ate, lived, most of them having left England looking for something better.

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    21. 4.8 5.0Hidden Gems The Red Indians seemed almost to dissipate, like a dream that resists articulation, becoming increasingly elusive as the Europeans occupied and renamed the bays and points and islands that once belonged to them alone.She seemed hollow to him, brickly, fragile as the first layer of ice caught over a pond in the fall.It s sometimes the simplest explanation is closest to the truth.All my life I ve loved what didn t belong to me.

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    22. Dawno nie czyta am literatury tak PI KNEJ Szcz ka opada nad tyloma zdaniami Musz kupi na papierze i popodkre la , bo co takiego spotyka si rzadko Wra enia artystyczne 10 pkt i wi cej nie tkn ksi ki Crummeya Nie chc czyta o jego zwierz cym wiecie i zwierz tach w tym wiecie, o walce gatunk w o przestrze i zasoby, gdzie gatunek cz owiek, foka, lis niewiele si od siebie r ni , a ze wszystkich cz owiek oczywi cie najgorszy Nie daj rady.

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    23. A good story set in a little known time and place in Canada s history, with vivid characters My issues were that the moving back and forth in time was sometimes abrupt and unclear, and Crummey s overuse of simile But on the whole I enjoyed learning about the history of a place I had recently visited.

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    24. Very good historical fiction of this country The conflict between earlier inhabitants of Newfoundland and European settlers Rough climate, rough people, different interpretations of how to live w nature and survive in tact Good sympathetic characters typify what happened Beautifully, poetically told.

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    25. I loved this book but like the other Michael Crummey book I just read I found it quite sad He writes beautifully and it is about Newfoundland which I find very fascinating I am just a real romantic and like happy endings.

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    26. Michael Crummey writes beautifully, his writing transports the reader to time and place, and his storytelling compels one to turn page after page No story of the decimation of first nation peoples will be easy to read, and it s to Crummey s credit that he does not sentimentalize the european characters, nor create a hollywood ending for the events he is retelling.Newfoundland is a harsh place to eek out an existence Crummey is a master at conveying the isolation, the stark weather, the desperate [...]

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    27. While focus of plot is the story of families in Beothuk Newfoundland, I found the information about enterprise and commercial operations also informative.

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    28. One of my all time fave books The writing sometimes reads like a poem so not surprised to discover Crummey is a published poet.

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    29. The year is 1810 and life in Newfoundland is not easy It is populated by the fishermen and trappers who have settled there, and by the native Americans whose land it was before they came One of the most prominent families are the Peytons Peyton Senior has trapped and fished for many years He left his family life in England behind to make a life in this new country His son, John, is now grown and taking over the family businesses They also have a housekeeper, Cassie, who came as John s tutor and [...]

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    30. There are times when reading the River Thieves , I feel like I m an observer of a movie or a play.Mr.Crummey is keeping me, as his reader, at a distance, then he brings a character like Mary or Cassie into the scene.When they come into the frame,suddenly I m looking into the intimate world of a young woman.I found the men in this novel distant, but it works for the setting.This is the beginning of the 19th century on the North Coast of Newfoundland,the landscape is dark and cold, it wasn t surpr [...]

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